I wasn’t very good at the weekend. Also, we indulged in the Tesco Valentine’s meal deal last night (which was delicious!) which wasn’t SW friendly! However, I was still a bit shocked at the 5lb Gain I got when I weighed at Slimming World this morning.
I’ve vowed to lose 6lb next week so I’ve really got to knuckle down this week and keep in control.
I did try to have today as a holiday so I wouldn’t have to face the scales it but my fellow social team members wouldn’t let me get away with it! I faced my gain and have got my head in place to get rid of it again, thanks to them 🙂
February 8th – 1.5lb loss
February 8th – I pledged to lose 3lb this week. I was still happy with 1.5lb loss, especially after the couple of weeks I stuck to plan and stayed the same.
I’m happy with any loss as long as I get a loss every week!
I’ve stuck to plan all day which is a big achievement for me. I got into the habit of having a cheat day on a Wednesday but it didn’t help my losses.
I found that if I don’t have a totally on plan day on a Wednesday, I went to have a rubbish week.
If I have a good Wednesday, I have a good week so I pledged to have a good day today and to lose 3lb next week.
I’ve got my cappuccino and Kit Kat to have for supper and that’ll be my syns used up.
Surprise 1lb loss
I didn’t have a very good week so I was happy with my surprise 1lb loss.
I’ve pledged to lose 3lb next week. I want to get my awards back and I need to lose half a stone to get my 7 stone award.
We had a taster at our group today to celebrate the couple of the year. Someone made a really lovely banana cheesecake and I forgot to pick up the recipe. I’ll have to ask the lady for it next week. It didn’t have a biscuit base so wasn’t like having proper cheesecake but it will be lovely just to have in the fridge for a low syn sweet treat.
Slimmer of the Month
It was a nice surprise to get the Slimmer of the Month award today at my weekly weigh in. I lost 1lb today which brought my total this month to 10.5lb loss.
I’ve been a bit disappointed this month. I’ve stayed the same twice and lost a pound today after trying really hard all month but I’m in control which is the main thing. I haven’t let it get me down too much because I didn’t want to start emotionally eating.
I’ve planned the dinners for the week ahead and I’m going to start using my syns earlier in the day instead of saving them for the evening. I don’t think eating chocolate before bed is doing me any good!
Again, I’ve stayed the same this week. I’ve logged everything, done everything I should have done and I still haven’t lost any more weight. I decided to pick up an SAS log from my Slimming World consultant.
It stands for Slimmers Against Sabotage and it’s a tool to help you see where you could be going wrong. I’ve been doing Slimming World for over 4 years now and I know how to food optimise but sometimes we all just need a little extra help.
I’m going to give it my all again this week to get a loss. My head is still in the right place. I haven’t been picking at food. I’ve been stopping myself eating things without synning them and I’ve been weighing food that needs it.
Wish me luck. Again!
I maintained at weigh-in this morning and a bit disappointed, after my 9.5lb loss last week. I’ve been using my Slimming World journal, planning my meals and measuring anything that needed measuring.
I’ve kept within my syns and used a smaller plate to have smaller portions.
The only thing I haven’t done is have speed with all my main meals so my target this week is to have half a plate at lunch and dinner.
I’ve planned my meals and syns and I’m sharing them here but just a note about syns; because I’m over 20 stone, I’m allowed 25 syns rather than the usual 15. (Please excuse me if I’ve miscoloured any cells!)
Click the pictures to view the full sized version
*Grapes have been coloured incorrectly, they’re a free food, not synned!
If you’ve seen my weekly weigh in posts from last year, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling to lose weight. I’ve been going to Slimming World for 4 years and 4 months. I lost 7st in my first year. I got my 7 stone award, 8 stone award then 8 and a half stone award but I put a stone back on fairly soon afterward.
I’ve spent the last 3 years maintaining my weight around the 7.5 stone mark and I got fed up. I got fed up of not losing but still paying every week. If I was going to stay that weight, I might as well make it my target weight and not have to pay every week.
I set my target at the weight I was that week. It was higher than I liked, at 24 stone, but I needed a break.
It didn’t work out very well for me! Because I didn’t have to weigh in every week (you have to weigh in at least once every 8 weeks as a target member) I didn’t do very well keeping the weight off.
I’d tell myself I wouldn’t weigh that week, I’d give myself another week to get it off but then I still wouldn’t do it.
When I finally weighed on 28th December 2016, I’d put on a whopping 21lb over 6 weeks. Most of that was gained the week before on Christmas week but still…
New Year weight loss
I wasn’t going to get weighed last week. I was going to weigh this week, on my 8th week and hope for a smaller gain.
Instead, I was talked into getting weighed by another member and I’m so glad I did. It gave me the kick I needed to get back on track. It stopped me over-indulging on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and putting more weight on.
Instead of another gain this morning at weigh in, I’d lost 9.5lb 🙂
Nearly half of what I gained I have now lost and I’m determined to have another good result next week.
I’ve stuck to my menu all week again and still gained 1.5lbs. I’m fed up.
I haven’t come home and stuffed my face, though, which is an achievement because all I wanted to do when I left Slimming World was buy chocolate.
I went to Poundstretcher with the intention of buying something to eat but decided not to.
Instead, I came home, checked what was on the menu for lunch and stuck to it.
I’m doing SP this week. I’ll just have to stick to it again and see how it goes. I’m going to try SP with having my full syns (I’m allowed 25 because of my weight). If that doesn’t work, I’m going to try Extra Easy next week but cut my syns to 15 and see how that goes. The only other thing I can try if that doesn’t work is to do SP with 15 syns.
If none of that works, I have no idea what to try. All those things would have seen me have great losses in my first year.
Half pound gain
It’s been a good week food wise but not weight wise. I’ve honestly stuck to plan all week. I’ve got an Excel book with my menus in and I’ve recorded everything I’ve eaten. I went over my syns by 1.5 one day. All the other days have been under my recommended amount for the week.
I’ve also been using a smaller plate to keep my portions down.
It could just be last week’s excesses catching up with me. I expected a far greater gain than I got last week so I’m not going to let it get to me.
I’ve got my menu planned again for the week and I’ve dropped my syns to keep them below 20 every day. My usual amount is 25 because I weigh over 20 stone so we’ll see if dropping them helps.
I’ve had another gain due to all the baking we’ve done this week! We’ve had lots of different apple creations. We’ve been trying to use up all the apples from the tree. Apple and cinnamon cake, apple crumble and apple sauce are a few of the things we’ve made.
We’ve also been joining in with the blogger’s bake off linky run by Jenny at Mummy Mishaps so I’ve had Viennese whirls to contend with this week as well.
It’s not been easy for me, as you can tell from the gain!
I’m not expecting good things from this week either because I’m away for the weekend. I’m going to spend it at my best friend’s house and she’s said she’s getting the prosecco in :oD
If I maintain next week, I’ll be happy!